table, games

furniture maker: unknown

circa 1750-1770
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Object Detail

games table with fold-over top and gateleg support. Cabriole legs with carved knees and open-carved claw and ball feet. Pine carcass; solid mahogany top and legs. claw-and-ball A furniture foot, sometimes referenced as claw-and-ball, fashioned to represent a bird's claw gripping a ball. they are often carved entirely of wood as seen in many Chippendale style furniture pieces. Examples featuring a metal claw gripping a glass ball are also coon, especially in occasional tables and stools. this foot type has been popular almost continuously, in variations, since it was introduced in the 1700s.
Maker and role
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
Production date
circa 1750-1770
Media description
Mahogany, Pine
725 x 897 x 431 mm
Measurement details
height: 725mm
width: 897mm
depth: 431mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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